THREE more people have been arrested following the shooting of a man in a pub car park.

The incident, believed to be related to organised crime, took place at the Six Mile Bridge Inn in Seaton Burn, Tyneside, at 4.12pm on Friday. 

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The arrests follow two other arrests last night.

Four men aged 22, 23, 47 and 52 and a 25-year-old woman have now been held in connection with the incident and are helping police with their enquiries.

The 54-year-old man who was injured in the attack is continuing to receive treatment in hospital. His injuries are not described as life-threatening.

Officers are continuing with their enquiries and patrols have been increased in the area to both reassure the local community and appeal for further information.

A number of addresses are being visited by officers and this will continue.

"The shooting is not being treated as a random attack and is believed to involve internal disputes between criminals in the area," a spokesman for Northumbria Police said.

Anyone with any information in connection with the incident is asked to contact police on the 101 non-emergency number or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.